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USCIS Informs Public about Fee Increase for Electronic Filings
July 30, 2007
The USCIS reminded the public that all filings submitted on or after July 30, 2007 via the electronic filing system must be submitted with payment of the new fees.
USCIS Applies New Application and Petition Fee Schedule Today
July 30, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds the public that its new fee schedule is effective today, July 30, 2007. Applications or petitions postmarked or otherwise filed on or after today must include the new fee. USCIS will reject applications or petitions containing an incorrect fee.
Final Reminder to Hondurans and Nicaraguans Eligible for Temporary Protected Status
July 27, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today reminded Hondurans and Nicaraguans eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to file a reregistration application for TPS by the closing date of July 30, 2007 which is just four days away from now. There are about 78,000 Hondurans and 4,000 Nicaraguans who may be eligible for TPS Reregistration and failure to file a TPS reregistration application by July 30, will result in the withdrawal of TPS benefits, including employment authorization and protection from removal from the United States.
USCIS Retracts Its Update Regarding the Discontinuance of “Prepaid Mailers”
July 27, 2007
The USCIS is retracting its recent “USCIS Update” regarding the discontinuance of “prepaid mailers” for issuing notices and documents, dated July 23, 2007. Prior to the July 23rd announcement, USCIS allowed the public to enclose “prepaid mailers” in connection with applications or petitions filed with USCIS. A prepaid mailer is essentially a selfaddressed envelope, where postage is paid by the addressee, that USCIS may use for mailing a document to the petitioner/applicant or their authorized representative.
Extension of Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing Service for Form I140 Immigrant Alien Worker Petitions
July 24, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced that it would extend the temporary suspension of Premium Processing Service for Form I140, Immigrant Alien Worker Petitions, which was previously announced on June 27, 2007 and became effective on July 2, 2007. USCIS expects that the volume of Form I140 petitions filed that request Premium Process Service will continue to surpass USCIS’ capacity to provide the Premium Process Service according to the Premium Process Service program guidelines.
USCIS Discontinues Use of Prepaid Mailers to Issue Notices and Documents
July 23, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has advised the public that as of July 30, 2007, USCIS’ Service Centers will only accept “prepaid mailers” for Refugee Travel documents and Reentry Permits given their high rate of expedited handling. USCIS has, for some time, allowed the public to enclose “prepaid mailers” in connection with applications or petitions filed with USCIS.
USCIS Announces Revised Processing for I485 Applications
July 17, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, beginning immediately, it will accept employmentbased applications to adjust status (Form I 485) filed by aliens whose priority dates are current under the July Visa Bulletin, No. 107. USCIS will accept applications filed not later than August 17, 2007.
USCIS Launches Transformation Pilot Program
July 17, 2007
A first of its kind pilot program to test the webbased information management tool known as the Secure Information Management Service (SIMS) was launched by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS deployed SIMS on July 5, 2007, to process intercountry adoption applications domestically in Memphis, Tennessee and Newark, New Jersey, and internationally in Frankfurt, Germany; Bangkok, Thailand; and Mexico City, Mexico.
USCIS Provides Service Center Receipting Update
July 14, 2007
In an attempt to give its customers accurate information about current receipting times and service level commitments, United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is providing the following projections concerning fee receipting and data entry processing of cases currently at USCIS Service Centers as well as the anticipated in timecompliance dates at each site.
USCIS Issues Correction of Previous Guidance Concerning Form I140
July 14, 2007
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will accept labor certification substitution requests in the context of Form I140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, filings that it receives on Monday, July 16, 2007. USCIS previously announced, on May 24, 2007, that it would reject all labor certification substitution requests filed on or after the effective date of the Department of Labor (DOL) substitutions regulation, which is July 16, 2007.

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